I am tickled very pink with yesturday's batch of interchangeable glass cabochons! Indeed, it feels like a happy holiday when the work turns out better than you'd imagine. With lampworking, you don't really know what you're in for till you open your kiln the next morning. Hey, it could be a hit or a miss!
Anyway, these new cabs are conical-shaped, mind you, shaping it by hand is, if not, hypnotic, then it's mesmerizing to watch. Yes, yes, I know I am being thick-skinned when I say I enjoy watching my own hands (hahaha, cheap thrill, eh?!) shaping the molten glass into that conical form.
The seventh photo is a custom-order - ok, not a real custom-order as I am not fond of taking custom orders where I am told what kind of bead I ought to make. This bead is for a lucky-draw thingy and I was not requested to make any particular style, it was up to me to come up with a design. I am thrilled to bits with the result of the bead. It's dark ivory with motifs using double helix glass. Quite Art Nouveau-ish and Wedgwood-y design.
Alrightee...let me leave you to view what I have made over the past days. May you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoyed making them.